Oferta de trabajo para biólogos en Hawaii ;-) ~ Bioblogia.net

17 de diciembre de 2007

Oferta de trabajo para biólogos en Hawaii ;-)

AVIAN CONSERVATION FIELD ASSISTANTS (3-6) needed for work on the
endangered Puaiohi with the Kauai Forest Bird Recovery Project. This
endemic Hawaiian songbird, also known as the Small Kauai Thrush, has an
estimated population size of just 300-600 and inhabits the extremely
wet, beautiful and rugged high-elevation forest of the Alakai Wilderness
on the island of Kauai, near one of the wettest places in the world. The
field work will involve a range of research and management approaches,
and participants will have a rare opportunity to work on an endangered
tropical species in the U.S. while gaining valuable research skills.
Field work will focus on monitoring the breeding season activities of
wild Puaiohi and related work. The field work is very physically
challenging, requiring an 8 mile hike to the main field site by way of
steep slopes, tangled forest and stream crossings. Daily activities
consist mainly of hiking in and along stream courses often in rainy and
chilly weather. Helicopters are used to resupply field camp and on rare
occasions for personnel transport; basic aviation safety training is
available. All applicants must be physically fit, able to navigate
rugged and complex terrain (using GPS and maps), and be able to detect
birds by color-bands and sounds. Experience working with songbirds is
required, nest-monitoring experience preferred. Abundant enthusiasm for
conserving Hawaii's native species is essential, as are self-motivation,
the ability to work well in a small team or solo, a positive attitude,
and willingness to live in a remote permanent camp for several days at a
time. Careful data collection is a must, and when not in the field
duties will include data entry and organization, report writing,
maintenance of field equipment and living quarters, and other work
around the office. Standard work schedule is 10 days work and 4 off.
Positions are limited to 20 weeks' employment, and so will have
staggered start dates beginning around 1 Mar through 1 May. Compensation
is $1280/mo plus housing. Must have a valid drivers license, project
vehicles may be used for limited transportation on Kauai. Must provide
own travel to Kauai. To apply, send resume, cover letter and contact
information for 3 references by email to puaiohijobs AT gmail.com Be
sure to specify the dates you are available, your preferred start dates
and flexibility. Inquiries preferred via email, or contact PAULINE
ROBERTS (PH: 808-338-1361), Kauai Forest Bird Recovery Project, P.O. Box
458, Waimea, HI 96796. Consideration of applications is ongoing, no
applications to be considered after 15 Jan.

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